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Federal (USV)


James A. Davis

(1843 - 1921)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer from Dunstable, he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 18 on 15 October 1861. He was transferred to Company A on 21 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Discharged for disability from wounds 23 January 1863. He probably served in the Cavalry Frontier Service with duty along the border with Canada from December 1864 to June 1865*.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. *Elias Nason's A History of the Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts (1877) says Davis "re-enlisted for one year, Dec 30, 1864, Company E, Cavalry Frontier Service". Companies A through E were known as the First Battalion Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, and when assembled with other companies from New York and Vermont became the 26th New York Cavalry.


1843; Dunstable, MA


1921; burial in Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 301 - 320  [AotW citation 14410]